Verwey joins Gawthrop Greenwood as partner

Anthony T. Verwey WEST CHESTER — Gawthrop Greenwood, a full-service law firm with offices in West Chester and Wilmington, DE, announced that Anthony T. Verwey has joined the firm as a partner. Verwey will focus his practice in the firm’s Municipal and Land Use Department, where he will represent municipalities, appointed officials, school districts, developers and private clients as the firm continues...

Sheriffs, U.S. Marshalls apprehend ‘sucker punch’ suspect

Barry Baker WEST CHESTER — The former East Fallowfield man charged with sucker punching a man with cerebral palsy in front of a borough 7-11 has been taken into custody, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh announced Monday morning. According to authorities, the Chester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, working with the...

‘Sucker Punch’ suspect now wanted on unrelated warrants

Barry Baker The hits just keep on coming for Barry Baker, the former East Fallowfield man accused of sucker punching a disabled man in front of a West Chester 7-11 earlier this month: now he’s wanted for alleged violation of his probation/parole on a previous theft charge as well other warrants. To add to the misery for Baker, who quickly has gotten infamy around the world after video of the...

Man charged with taunting, punching disabled man in W. Chester

An East Fallowfield man is charged with punching a disabled man in front of a West Chester 7-11. The Times has blurred the image of the victim’s face to protect his identity. Updated, 5/23, 2:30 p.m.: Corrects suspect’s town of residence, based on new information from his arraignment, Tuesday. WEST CHESTER — A Delaware man faces charges that he taunted and then sucker punched a man...

Volunteers needed for Benchmark Cycling Classic

The final moments of the 2016 Benchmark Cycling Classic — and the 2017 event looks to be even more exciting. But the event needs local volunteers to help put it on. WEST CHESTER — When the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic hits the streets of downtown West Chester on Saturday, August 12, hundreds of volunteers will form the backbone of the event. Over its 12-year history, the event has grown...

Hundreds (or more) from Chester Co. participate in marches

From Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to West Chester, local voices heard By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just a handful of the attendees in Washington D.C. who rode buses from the Kennett Area Democrats, who brought more than 200 residents to the nation’s capital, Saturday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chester County residents participated in Saturday’s Women’s March — which morphed...

Uptown! plans New Year’s Eve Grand Opening celebration

WEST CHESTER – On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016, UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance will host a Grand Opening Celebration for its new theater. Since the nonprofit organization first found a home for West Chester’s new theater at the National Guard Armory three years ago, it has looked forward to this seminal moment. Uptown!’s New Year’s Eve Gala, The Celebration of the Century, will showcase...

Attorney General announces settlement over WC apartment rentals

Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced a legal settlement with two rental companies alleged to have illegally imposed fees on West Chester University students leasing luxury apartments.  The settlement was reached with West Chester Commons, L.P., College Arms, L.P., and Walters Pennsylvania 1, Inc., the general partner of the other two companies. The settlement is the result of an investigation...

Local students trained in suicide prevention

WEST CHESTER — On the morning of October 19, the entire ninth grade class in the West Chester Area School District was trained in the suicide prevention program called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Designed much like CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver, QPR is a nationally acclaimed program that teaches participants how to recognize warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how help.

Knauers honored in naming of W. Chester theater

Nancy and David Knauer WEST CHESTER — The performing arts finally have a place to call home in West Chester, PA and now, that home has a name. Thanks to a generous contribution from Chris and Beth Knauer, Uptown! Entertainment Alliance’s new theater will be named The Knauer Theater for the Performing Arts in honor of Chris Knauer’s grandmother Lena and his parents, David and Nancy Knauer who...